Ariana Grande, The Weeknd to open 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards


Ariana Grande is about to make her first on-stage look as a married lady when she joins The Weeknd to open the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards stay from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday night time.

Final yr, FOX offered at-home viewers with the iHeart Residing Room Live performance for America and supplied followers a singular glimpse into the properties of a few of their favourite artists.

Along with attracting practically 9 million viewers throughout FOX tv properties, the showcase additionally raised greater than $8 million for coronavirus reduction.

This yr is a “return to stay exhibits” and followers will need to tune in sharp because the awards, hosted by Usher, will see a chilly open from newlywed Grande and The Weeknd when the pair carry out a remix to their hit file, “Save Your Tears.” 

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The displaying will likely be Grande’s first tv look in practically two years.

iHeartMedia president of leisure enterprises, John Sykes spoke with Fox Information from Dolby Theatre costume rehearsals and the manager, who can also be closely concerned with artist inductions into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame, touted the infectious enthusiasm and power felt between viewers members and scheduled expertise that he stated has artists greater than able to get again on the highway.

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“Usher stated to me, ‘I’ve been touring for 20 years and I forgot this power that this viewers has. I forgot why I do that on stage. God, I can not wait to go on tour,'” stated Sykes, including, “I believe what you will see tomorrow night time is the reconnection between followers and artists.”

Members of the coronavirus-compliant viewers may even embrace first responders and frontline employees and Sykes stated was a paramount choice to honor these first responders and medical employees.

Ariana Grande and The Weeknd will chilly open the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards airing Thursday on FOX.
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“With out them, we would not be right here in the present day and we wouldn’t have this present,” he defined. “It was their bravery, their dedication to assist those that allowed us to tug out of this pandemic and return to regular life so we figured the least we might do is invite them to return be a part of this celebration of the reopening of music in our nation.”

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Different featured performances embrace the likes of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak (AKA Silk Sonic), Dan + Shay and Doja Cat. In the meantime, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch, twenty one pilots and Megan Thee Stallion are additionally slated to seem throughout the present.

“We really may have a full vaccinated viewers of all followers alike within the room they usually’re all combined collectively and they’ll see the return to stay,” Sykes raved of the manufacturing. “That is really what tomorrow is – a return to stay – and in case you’ve missed stay music for the final 16 months, it will be there tomorrow night time on FOX.”

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Chris Martin and Lil Nas X may even current Elton John with the 2021 iHeartRadio Icon Award whereas this system will problem a particular tribute to the “Rocketman,” honoring John’s longevity and international influence on popular culture.

The 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards will air at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.

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